Victoria Center / PZP Arhitectura

© Andrei Margulescu

Architects: PZP Arhitectura
Location: , Romania
Authors: Liviu Zagan, Dan Balaneanu, Costin Beekman, Robert Popescu, Razvan Blendea
Colaborators: Aukett Fitzroy Robinson – Paul Philips, Monika Mayova
Engineers: Popp & Asociatii, Miga AirVent, Conseng
Project area: 14,000 mp
Project year: 2005 – 2010
Photographs:  Andrei Margulescu

ground floor plan

Being placed in one of the most representative areas in Bucharest for the mix between the historic value and the future brought by a very strong business district, the plot on which this project was developed was subject of an unsuccessful development in mid 90’s. After almost 10 years from this attempt a new developer revalue and redesign the office building initially proposed , respecting the A+ standard and all BCO Guide norms on one side and on the other side the historic context.

© Andrei Margulescu

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Cite: "Victoria Center / PZP Arhitectura" 05 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Why?

    Total disrespect of space!

  • up_today_arch

    Yes, exactly the same situation as in Moscow… Ugly placement modern building absolutely without realizing of the context…

  • damyan

    Just fancy and formalistic facades. Hate it

  • James

    I can think of two buildings in Dublin alone that look like this. This building is clichéd and it’s juxtaposition beside the older buildings embarrassingly shows how far the standard of design has fallen.

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    I like the pixelated facade and the tree motif.

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  • rupert kensington

    a difficult context to conform to, but a handsome building on its own. out of place, but you’ve got to wonder what citibank insisted on despite an architects interests..

  • Archy

    The concept of transparency in higher levels and the solid constructin in lower was a try to answer on a context? Could be better maybe with a bit different materials…

  • Sorin

    like a fart in a church

  • Andrei P

    Pretentious mediocrity

  • alex

    Despite the controversy of the context, the building enhances the urban built quality.